Amelia Josephine Burr Poems

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1.
A Song Of Living

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheeks like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
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2.
Because I Have Loved Life

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheek like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
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3.
A Lynmouth Widow

He was straight and strong, and his eyes were blue
As the summer meeting of sky and sea,
And the ruddy cliffs had a colder hue
Than flushed his cheek when he married me.
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4.
Lie-Awake Song

God has a house three streets away,
And every Sunday, rain or shine,
My nurse goes there her prayers to say.
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5.
Where Love Is

By the rosy cliffs of Devon, on a green hill's crest,
I would build me a house as a swallow builds its nest;
I would curtain it with roses, and the wind should breathe to me
The sweetness of the roses and the saltness of the sea.
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6.
Holy Russia

The world shall be made new
Since thou hast found thy soul.
There shall be freedom for the Jew
And justice for the Pole.
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7.
Kitchener's March

Not the muffled drums for him
Nor the wailing of the fife.
Trumpets blaring to the charge
Were the music of his life.
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8.
New Life

Spring comes laughing down the valley
All in white, from the snow
Where the winter's armies rally
Loth to go.
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9.
Pershing At The Tomb Of Lafayette

THEY knew they were fighting our war. As the months grew to years
Their men and their women had watched through their blood and their tears
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10.
Perugia

For the sake of a weathered gray city set high on a hill
To the northward I go,
Where Umbria's valley lies mile upon emerald mile
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